Italy at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the
1896 Summer Olympics
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IOC code ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website (in Italian)
in Athens
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

One competitor from Italy was present at the 1896 Summer Olympics. He competed in shooting. Italy was one of four nations present that won no medals; Sweden, Chile and Bulgaria were the others. Italy's competitor, Rivabella, entered one event in the shooting program.

A second Italian was present in Athens. Carlo Airoldi had walked most of the way from Milan, but was disqualified because he had received prize money in athletics events and was therefore not an amateur.

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Rivabella was somewhere between 14th and 41st place, with a score less than 845.

Athlete Event Hits Score Rank
Giuseppe Rivabella 200 m military rifle Unknown Unknown Unknown


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